Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Sadder Than Melted Ice Cream

Oh, the humiliation! Five years ago today Pluto was demoted.  Yes, the planet (ha!) that reminded my generation of a friendly cartoon dog, the food stuff in the mnemonic 'My Very Excellent Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas', the little guy who only just became a planet in 1930 ... what was I saying?  Oh yeah. 424 picky astronomers attending the annual International Astronomical Union meeting in Prague voted to demote Pluto to a dwarf planet.  Does that make it Dopey?  At least it would keep it in the family.

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cboy said...

I had to use Google to figure out the mnemonic. It has been so long since I thought or used one! Thanks!

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